By Erick Johnson, Chicago Crusader Some happened years ago, while other police shootings occurred recently. For a handful of grieving mothers, the pain won’t go away for many of them. On Wednesday, March 2 at the Thompson Center downtown, mothers across the Midwest gave tearful testimonies about their children and the...
Businesses in Gary will have a harder time trying to sell used cell phones after the Gary Common Council passed a ordinance that requires a longer waiting period before selling the device. Before the ordinance, businesses had to wait three days before they could wipe out a used cellphone’s memory...
Gary Crusader staff report The Indiana State Board of Education will hold a public meeting to decide on the fate of Gary’s storied Roosevelt College and Career Academy. The meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. in the school’s auditorium on the second floor on Wednesday, March 23. Roosevelt is located at...
(CNN)A federal court on Monday issued a preliminary injunction prohibiting Indiana from doing anything to interfere with or deter the resettlement of Syrian refugees. The moves comes in connection with a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union on behalf of Exodus Refugee Immigration, a resettlement agency, against the...
By Erick Johnson, Chicago Crusader Thousands of affordable housing units were promised, but never built. Robert Taylor and Cabrini Green projects are gone. So are hot Black neighborhoods that enticed well-educated buyers with money. Englewood residents are drowning in poverty and just 13 mortgages went to people who wanted to...
Gary Crusader staff report A Merrillville firm has been hired to manage the Gary School district human resources department for four months. The Gary School Board awarded the $65,000 contract to CorePlacement Personnel Services. The decision was made after the district’s state-paid financial specialist Jack Martin helped school administrators identify problems...
Gary Crusader staff report It’s a flyer that has confederate flags and says the husband of a judicial candidate compares Black children to animals if they voted for President Barack Obama. Now, Lake County Sheriff John Buncich is contacting the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to request an investigation into...
By Erick Johnson, Chicago Crusader Cook County Clerk Dorothy Brown’s received a boost on February 19 at the Parkway Ballroom in Bronzeville, where several Black leaders and retired judges rallied behind her bid for reelection to a fifth term. The support amid a packed room of about 200 people who cheered...
By Patrice Nkrumah While the full effects of the state budget crisis on Chicago State University’s recruiting and retention will not be known until this fall, some students have already begun the process of looking to transfer to other institutions, according to the Speaker of the Student Senate. August Love...
By Coyden Palmer, Chicago Crusader Earlier this month, a law passed in Maryland that will give ex-felons the right to vote in upcoming elections. Advocates for those with convictions and the community as a whole view it as an important victory in the multifaceted battle to regain rights for citizens...